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ROYALS DEFEAT ANGELS
June 25, 1993
It should come as no surprise that Kansas City manager Hal McRae, who as a player was considered the quintessential designated hitter, wants offense more than anything from his ballclub. The Royals gave him defense and pitching, too, but McRae was happiest with how their offense buried the California Angels, 7-1, Thursday at Royals Stadium.
FBI LEADERSHIP
June 25, 1993
From all accounts, Federal Bureau of Investigation officials, along with New York City police officers and other law enforcement personnel did a superior job in tracking the activities of a group of Muslim radicals who were planning massive bombing and assassination attacks in greater New York City. As more information becomes available, it is clear the New York City terrorists were planning actions that could have endangered the lives of thousands, as well as the killing of specific officeholders.
FBI ISSUES WARNING TO HIGH-TECH PROFS
June 25, 1993
— The mail bombs that injured professors at Yale and the University of California may have been the work of an elusive bomber who has targeted universities and high-tech companies since 1978, the FBI said. For that reason, researchers in high-technology fields at Kansas University should be aware of the recent mail bombs, a local FBI spokesman said.
SOUND OFF
June 25, 1993
Q: When will they be repaving the asphalt pathways on Clinton Parkway? A: Repaving the seven miles of bicycle-pedestrian paths along Clinton Parkway is an continuing project, with work continuing in 1/4-mile segments, said Terese Gorman, city engineer.
SYLVIA MORGAN
June 25, 1993
Services for Sylvia Farris Morgan, 76, Council Bluffs, Iowa, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Quisenberry Funeral Home here with Fred Leimkuhler officiating. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery, Basehor. Mrs. Morgan died Thursday, June 24, 1993, at Plaza West Nursing Center, Topeka.
PEPPER THE CAT PROVES SHE HAS A FEW LIVES REMAINING
June 25, 1993
It’s a story Lassie would be proud of. This week, Jan Henry’s cat, Pepper, returned home. Pepper was last seen nearly two years ago.
KENNETH STEFFEY
June 25, 1993
Services for Kenneth H. “Jake” Steffey, 85, Oskaloosa, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Oskaloosa United Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Gerald Voie officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery in Oskaloosa. Mr. Steffey died Thursday, June 24, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 25, 1993
ADMISSIONS Mary Ellen Bolt, Lawrence.
JOBLESS RATE HERE HITS 4.3%
June 25, 1993
The Douglas County unemployment rate shot up to 4.3 percent in May, its highest level in more than two years, as an influx of new workers hit the local labor market. The local jobless rate was up from 3.6 percent in April and from 3.2 percent in May of 1992. Kathy Ketchum, Kansas Department of Human Resources spokeswoman, said the most recent jobless rate was the highest since January 1991, when it reached 4.4 percent.
GED TEST QUESTIONS COVER WIDE RANGE
June 25, 1993
Did you ever wonder just what a GED test looks like? Well, it has five sections — writing, science, social studies, math and interpreting literature and the arts — that can be taken separately. Each section must be completed in a certain amount of time, generally from 60 to 90 minutes.
LOCAL PAIR FACE DRUG CHARGES
June 25, 1993
Prosecutors on Thursday filed 11 cocaine-related charges against each of two Lawrence residents accused of conspiring to sell the drug to an undercover drug enforcement officer on several occasions. Gary L. McCoy, 38, Rt. 1, and Heather L. Brandt, 23, 829 N.J., each made first appearances Thursday in Douglas County District Court, where a judge scheduled a preliminary hearing for next Thursday for both defendants.
SURPLUS BUTTER FITS RECIPE FOR WASTE, AID RECIPIENTS SAY
June 25, 1993
Land o’ lakes! Some Lawrence residents who qualify for free U.S. government commodities are receiving enough butter this month to send their cholesterol count into the Milky Way — as much as 19 pounds per person.
WORKERS HAMMER AWAY AT HOLE
June 25, 1993
It’s Day 23 of the big hole, and the work is getting more complicated. Drivers passing through the lone open lane of North Second Street this morning saw a 45-foot long steel wall being erected just south of the intersection of Locust Street.
PORTION OF AIDS QUILT ON DISPLAY AT STORE
June 25, 1993
The Kansas and Missouri AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed in a local bookstore this weekend. The quilt is comprised of 6-inch by 6-inch blocks of cloth, each block with a name of someone who has died from AIDS. The quilt has 33 name blocks, with about 20 more names waiting to be added, said Denis Kelly, founder and president of Freedom Today Not Tomorrow, the quilt’s sponsor.
TURNPIKE DEATH RULED SUICIDE
June 25, 1993
The Kansas Turnpike Authority is continuing its investigation into a car fire that killed a Lawrence woman in Lyon County on Sunday, but officials believe the woman started the fire. Lisa Callahan, KTA director of public relations, said Mary Heck, 50, was killed in the fire that was reported at 5:37 p.m. Sunday. The car was parked on the side of the southbound lane of Interstate 35, at mile marker 147, near Admire, she said.
HASKELL BUDGET SLICED BY PANEL
June 25, 1993
The House Committee on Appropriations agreed with a subcommittee and failed to fully finance Haskell Indian Junior College’s 1994 budget request on Thursday. On Tuesday, the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior voted to finance only $200,000 of the $700,000 request.
S TIES WITH EUTIN
June 25, 1993
Mayor John Nalbandian’s says his first foray into international politics is a chance to “renew and strengthen” Lawrence’s sister-city relationship with Eutin, Germany. In a speech Wednesday before Eutin’s city council, Nalbandian said Lawrence was looking forward to expanding the 4-year-old relationship between the two cities, which already has helped Lawrence High School students and teachers expand their horizons.
LOCAL GED GRADUATES SET TO RECEIVE THEIR DIPLOMAS
June 25, 1993
The next time Rennie Evans applies for a job, it won’t be such a strain on her conscience. That’s because she won’t have to fib when employers ask if she has a high school degree.
SOUND OFF
June 25, 1993
Q: Could you please tell me how Yankee Tank got its name, as in Yankee Tank Creek and Yankee Tank Lake. A: Margaret Wulfkuhle, rural Lawrence, is the great-granddaughter of the Yankee in question, Ezekiel Andrus Colman, from Boston.
PERRY-LECOMPTON DISTRICT WINS EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE GRANT
June 25, 1993
Efforts to implement a new technology program in Perry-Lecompton schools received a boost recently when the district received a Kansas State Educational Excellence Grant. The state provides $75,000 and the school district is required to provide $75,000 in matching funds, which will come out of the general fund and interest on idle funds.
FOR THE RECORD
June 25, 1993
Criminal case proceedings — Thomas C. James, 20, 502 W. 14th, recently was sentenced to 14 days in jail on an amended misdemeanor count of theft. James originally was charged March 23 with a felony count of robbery after he and two other men allegedly beat and robbed a local man on Feb. 6. He pleaded guilty June 11 to the amended charge. James was given credit for 14 days spent in custody and was ordered to pay $40 in restitution.
STATE URGED TO BUY WATER WHEN RATES ARE LOW, CAPACITY HIGH
June 25, 1993
The state should pull out all the stops to buy as much storage as possible in Kansas’s federal reservoirs while the price is right, a local member of a regional water advisory board said Thursday in Lawrence. Ernest Angino, a Kansas University professor of geology and civil engineering and director of KU’s water resource center, told other members of the Kansas-Lower Republican Basin Advisory Committee on Thursday that a similar opportunity might not come the state’s way again for 50 years.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 25, 1993
— A maroon Dodge minivan, valued on a police report at $10,000, was taken between 8 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. Thursday from the 500 block of Tennessee, police reported. Police reports
S A LABOR OF LOVE FOR FOSTER PARENTS OF THE YEAR
June 25, 1993
Don and Julie Stowe received an award last week but they say the award came long before that. The Stowes were named Douglas County Foster Parents of the Year by the social workers at the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. “To me they are patting (us) on the back for something (we’d) do anyway,” said Julie Stowe.
FOLKS IN ELKHART TAKE CIVIC PRIDE TO HIGHEST LEVEL
June 25, 1993
Elkhart might be my favorite Kansas town. Except for Lawrence, of course. Why do I like Elkhart so much?